Getting out of the Danger Zone

Getting out of the Danger Zone

We all expect our home inspector to highlight problems with the structure or operation of the HVAC but what about safety issues? In the home inspection pictured below, the home inspector found loose boards and a gap in the railing. These items hadn’t bothered the...
Tips for Homeowners: How is your Roof?

Tips for Homeowners: How is your Roof?

Small roof leaks can become a larger problem if you don’t catch them soon enough. Roof evaluations should be conducted by a roofing professional every six or seven years to identify small problems. This can prevent leaks from weakening wood and causing interior leaks...
Raindrops might lead to puddles in your crawl space

Raindrops might lead to puddles in your crawl space

With all of the recent rainfall, homeowners in the Charlotte area should check their homes for standing water or excessive moisture. In the inspection depicted below, the home had excessive moisture levels that were already causing structural damage. Intrusion by...
Cutting Corners on the Roof

Cutting Corners on the Roof

It happens. You know the roof needs to be repaired and after you get the quote, you decide to put it off for just a little longer. Or it’s a small repair and you decide to attempt it yourself. Repairing your own roof can be dangerous – from climbing the ladder...
15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

15 Tools Every Homeowner Should Own

Article provided by Nick Gromicko and Ben Gromicko     The following items are essential tools, but this list is by no means exhaustive. Feel free to ask an InterNACHI inspector during your next inspection about other tools that you might find useful.   1.  Plunger A...
Deferred maintenance

Deferred maintenance

“Deferred maintenance” is a bad habit we all can fall into. A few pennies now can save a few dollars later, if repairs are performed when first noticed. So, if you haven't done the small things yet, consider doing them soon! Time to check your air...